Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
It seems as though ‘brown’ sugar is so anemic looking these days, that I a teaspoon of molasses per each cup of brown.
This recipe is old as dirt.. Way before people became fussy and spoiled!
Good taste just hard as a rock. First time making cookies that had to be chilled first so they were gooey when I started to flatten with the fork.
I love the fact that these aren't overly sweet but still delicious!
My Grandmother always made these, I love them, and the fact that they are not real sweet. A family favorite.
I loved how simple the ingredients were, things that almost every baker would have in their pantry. I know I always seem to have a half a bag of coconut waiting to be made into something.I'm not a big fan of handling food, so while I made a few of these in the traditional washboard shape, I scooped the rest with a cookie scoop and then pressed them with a floured glass before making the marks with the fork. Like many old fashioned cookies, these aren't overly sweet. My son thought they needed a "little something", so I dipped them in melted chocolate and then sprinkled them with nonpareils.
Very good flavor. Had trouble with the shape. Overall it is a great cookie.
This is a very old recipe-- from a time when cookies weren't very sweet. The name should let you know that it's an old cookie. My mom used to make these in the Depression. I think her mom made them too. My dad always liked them, but I always found them too dry unless I dunked them in milk. My mom's recipe is exactly the same. . Mom always had to watch them so they wouldn't burn. I'm going t try making them today, but I think they need more liquid. The pineapple juice or orange juice concentrate might be a good addition.
I was able to make my cookies look like the picture. Rolled dough like a tootsie.roll. Not too thick and then mashed slightly before scoring with a fork. I liked the texture. These are not a sweet cookie. They are more of a dunk in your milk cookie. I did roll mine in sugar before baking. If I had not then I do not think I would like them. Going to make again but use the suggestions from other comments about different extract and either pineapple juice or coconut water.
The batter didn't need to be refrigerated. 1"balls made for tiny cookies hard to shape into a rectangle. So I used twice as much and got a better size. They baked up nicely but had NO coconut flavor. I would suggest coconut flavoring. I actually threw away the whole batch:(